Here you see the Empress herself standing in a grassy field. She is holding a rose and also has a crown of rose buds upon her head. In the background you can see three rolling hills and a small forest of pine trees.
In this card the Empress is symbolized by the Triple Goddess. The waxing moon on the left side of her head shows the young maiden she once was, the waning moon on the right side of her head represents the crone that she will become in the future, and of course the full moon which is her head represents the mother that she is in the present.
The Empress in this card is pregnant represented by her round middle; this represents that life that she is creating. The round hills in the backround also depict the roundness of a mother to be's round middle. In her hand she holds a red rose that is not yet fully bloomed which is yet another example of creation along with the spring flowers growing at her feet. Instead of a crown of gold or silver, the Empress wears a crown of red rose buds to wear her own creation upon her head.
The Empress means fertility and creation. The great Empress is mother to all things that are good and pure. She is at the prime of her life cycle and is fully able to create great things for herself and others. She is here to remind us that we can create just like she has created the beautiful nature scenes that we see everyday and she encourages us to create right along with her.
The media used was crayola colored pencils and mead mechanical pencils on card stock.
Miss Apples is a young stay-at-home mother of two. She has been learning the art of tarot for six years. Besides her great interest in studying tarot, Miss Apples enjoys reading books by her favorite author Doreen Virtue,
cooking, playing bass, listening to punk and classic rock, collecting elephant figurines and of course, spending quality time with her family.
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